Maschera - Ciprea, Corno, Legno, Panno - Bété - Costa d’Avorio

Descrizione
Maschera - Ciprea, Corno, Legno, Panno - Bété - Costa d’Avorio
Seconda metà XX secolo - Vintage - usato con visibili segni di usura

African Nyabwa Mask made of wood, horns, shells, from the Bete ethnic group of Ivory Coast

Collected in the region of Daoula, in the centre-west of Ivory Coast -

This African Nyabwa Spider Mask from the Bete tribe in Ivory Coast is fascinating and magnificently carved.

The face is hidden behind the horns, the mouth is articulated. These types of masks were used in peace ceremonies, held after an armed conflict. It is also used to frighten a potential enemy, during ceremonies to encourage warriors to go to combat, or at the return of hunters when the hunt was successful. The mask would offer magical protection. There is a horn missing under the right eye.

Express and secure shipment with track & trace.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Maschera
Etnia/cultura
Bété
Regione / Paese
Costa d’Avorio
Materiale
Ciprea, Corno, Legno, Panno
Periodo
Seconda metà XX secolo
Condizioni
Vintage - usato con visibili segni di usura
Con supporto incluso
No
Dimensioni
37×24×18 cm
Non sei ancora registrato?
Creando il tuo account Catawiki gratuito, potrai fare offerte scegliendo tra i nostri 50.000 oggetti speciali all'asta ogni settimana.
o Accedi